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Virginia African American Cultural Center

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aka African American Cultural Center, Inc.   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  https://www.vaaccvb.org

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Mission

Mission: To collect, preserve, interpret, inform and celebrate Virginia's African American history, culture and community and to educate the public about African American contributions and achievements in all areas of endeavor.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Tamar Smithers

Main address

4532 Bonney Rd. Ste D

Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA

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EIN

47-5250120

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access opportunities for people of all cultural backgrounds to learn from and celebrate the African American Experience as it relates to the Commonwealth of Virginia

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Virtual Artist Masterpiece Series

This highly interactive hybrid series features highly acclaimed visual and performing artists from all over the country. In this 1 hour and 15 min program artists are interviewed on their career and artistic journeys. Through moderated conversation and live performances, participants are inspired, and aspiring artists are given insight and encouragement to follow their own dreams!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Caregivers
Families

Where we work

Awards

Non Profit of the Year 2023

Virginia Coastal Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Association of African American Museums 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To create an opportunity for those who would love to learn more about African American culture, and to explore and revel in its history
To reiterate the important role of African Americans and share how essential African American culture and History is to our City
A center to showcase the struggles of African Americans for civil rights and how they have impacted freedom struggles regionally and around the world
To build partnerships with African American historic sites and cultural center in the regions and nationally

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Virginia African American Cultural Center

Board of directors
as of 01/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond

Retired, Professor Emerita, Norfolk State University

Term: 2015 - 2025


Board co-chair

Dr. James Bonds

McKean Defense Group a Federal Contracting Agency supporting the United States Navy Workforce Development Program

Term: 2023 - 2026

Cheryl R. Davidson

Officer, Secretary:Retired, Mortgage Agent ,Towne Bank

Kelvin Arthur

Certified Public Accountant

Wayne Jones

Board Member, Entrepreneur, Veteran.

Worth Remick

Board Member; Corporate Real Estate VP.

Justin Fauntleroy

Board Member, U.S. Joint Staff Futures and Concepts Division

Thomas Tom Lee

Board Member, Higher Education Counselor

Harshad Barot

Board Member, VP and financial adviser of Galaxy Group Corp

Dr. Angela Gregg

Board Member, Let’s Talk Consulting Group, LLC - Chief Impact Officer

Alicia Phillips Peoples

Board Member, Higher Education Associate Director

Dr. Lisa Lawson

Board Member, Medical Doctor

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.